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Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm CDT
tune in on wgn america and watching us online. in our top story or a quick answer not because the nuclear crisis in japan by knocking out power to cooling systems at one complex. since then four of the six reactor units have of fires explosions or partial meltdown spring water of the reactor units trying to prevent the fuel from overheating and releasing radiation japan increased in nuclear threat to a level 5 on a scale of 7. the japanese government in acknowledging the quick and tsunami totally overwhelmed it hurting its response to the nuclear crisis that the quicken tsunami taking a major toll on human life. nearly 7000 confirmed dead and about 10,000 still missing. 90,000 to rescue teams looking for survivors and victims and about 500,000 people living in shelters. >> after a week of worry about the stickers on cynthia clemens is breathing a sigh of relief. the chicago man missing in japan was found. edward clemens had been speaking english and teaching in the city of sendai when the earthquake struck. he called his mother this morning to say he was taken out of harm's way th
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Mar 29, 2011 9:00pm CDT
- raiser using a village vehicle. driving the wrong way down a busy highway crashing into to other vehicles and killing. >> say goodbye to the landmark with a very checkered past. assembly for a vigil at cabrini green the final building in the public housing complex scheduled for demolition tomorrow. it began in the early years as an affordable haven for 20th- century european immigrants earning a notorious reputation for public housing projects in this country riddled with drugs and crime. >> will there be a teacher layoffs or will the teachers union agreed to budget cut. >> praise being heaped upon teachers in this district at the meeting here this evening. you can call the case of shared sacrifice teachers agreeing to take smaller raises than have already been guaranteed in order to avoid program cuts and layoffs. nearly 2000 students. the administrators are faced with the real dilemma. a deficit they expect will climb into the millions in the next two years. they offered teachers a choice. they've already been guaranteed raises the option to reduce the raises to 4 and 6%. they
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Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm CST
raising this issue in court because they know the defense will go after this and try to use it to tear down gayle's credibility. back to you. >> thank you. a federal marshal was critically wounded and a suspect was killed this morning in a shooting in st. louis. the suspect opened fire on two u.s. marshals and a st. louis police marshall when marshals showed up to taken into custody. both marshalls are in the hospital one in critical condition and the other is there. the police officer only had a graze wound. the suspect had a criminal history and it is not clear if he died from a self-inflicted wound or a few shot by police. . >> chicago police officer accused of making a false 911 col. the officer accused of calling east local department and reporting it by a bar while he himself was pulled over for speeding by another officer. the other officer left the scene and realize the call was baked when he arrived at the alleged crime scene. one officer remains an active duty but is under investigation. >> a police officer of allegedly beating a man and take goes to trial today. video shows
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Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm CDT
shooting. police shot back and killed one man but the other gunman got away. police used a helicopter to search but he has not been caught. to recover to guns. >> a chicago man charged with shooting and killing a man in the car wash and one person refused to dry his car. prosecutors say the market scored and shot cesar gonzales last summer. several months for authorities to fight court was arrested friday and is held without bond. jegging police told the suspect after a man from the suburbs is probably be in and sodomized. the victim was found on the streets early saturday morning and some of his teeth were knocked out in he was partially impaled by a tree branch. the injuries are not life-threatening one man was paroled last may after his " third prison sentence for armed robbery. . >> construction crews making progress on the modernization progress is compromising safety in the process. found some close calls on runways. julien is live at o'hare with more on the story. the tribune says there have been a number of near misses at o'hare field since 2004. the result of miscommunication
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00pm CDT
accumulated all of the previous used fuel that is no longer useful to produce electricity. " in other words, nuclear waste, nearly 2,000 t per bid illinois remembers well what happened a few years ago when contaminated water escaped from three of epsilon nuclear plants. state senators in town on other business, telling reporters that are watching closely what could be an important wake-up call for an entire industry. all the " i do not think we should have a knee-jerk reaction because the energy independence of the united states is critical" "what we are more to do in terms of the safe storage of the waste, i believe nuclear power is part of the future. " nuclear energy watchdog group in illinois, says we need to rethink the alliance of their power. other sources of safe electricity permitted countries around the globe indicating that perhaps the nuclear renaissance is itself melting down. >> you can find complete coverage on our web site wgntv.com/japan. best video and how you can help victims. why united and american drop a lawsuit against the city and a death threat shutting down both th
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00pm CST
claims that the man was drunk and aggressive justifying his own use of force. . >> three people behind bars following a shootout in the city's south side. 4:00 this morning in brocton park. suspect began firing at two officers after pulling up to the squad car an officer shot back in chased the suspect car which then crashed. police trying to determine what sparked the incident. they say the suspect are refuted a gang members balop state capitol building in wisconsin on lockdown as thousands of protesters converged. >> increase over a controversial bill curtailing the bargaining rights of most workers. randy is live downtown with reaction. . >> this move caught many democrats off guard like those here in illinois and wisconsin republicans were able to get around the walkout. pro union demonstrators were continuing their rally at the capitol building in madison after the state senate approved sweeping curves and collective bargaining by public employees. by serving out sections of the building and all the appropriate funds republicans were able to work their way around the road b
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Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm CST
charged with conspiracy and official misconduct for allegedly using county employees and equipment to run his campaign continues to work at mchenry, the top prosecutor while awaiting trial scheduled for march 21st. >> evicted gov george ryan of and a newly released interview reveals what his life is like behind bars and why he declared a moratorium on the death penalty. he is serving a six and a half year sentence and a federal prison camp in indiana. and lighter moments he joked about prison food and bologna but when asked about the state capital punishment system he called a flawed. he said the pardons handed out were influenced by news coverage of it and make it was freed after being wrongfully convicted he said he turned to his wife and said " how does that happen? how does an innocent man get at the death row for 15 years? " one man asked them are you going to kill my son? ryan had a big impact on my decision. . >> one of chicago's best kept secret until now but it has been solved. the man who tweeting all under the title mayor emanuel has come for it. and assistant professor of
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Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm CDT
was read a black jacket with leather on the back. >> big-time pop us today 3000 pollens worth $8 million. chicago cops and drug enforcement agents work together. police arrested four people 3 of the suspects are mexican citizens here in the u.s. illegally. >> chicagos inspector general said the city is wasting money and use to get rid of truck drivers. the drivers do nothing more than take of the workers to job sites and wake wait while those workers do their jobs. a long-term city labor contract exchange is impossible. >> the city has to offer staff work that in the private sector would be done with fewer workers and therefore more cheaply. again at a cost 18 million the year to the taxpayer that the hundred $80 million. the city of chicago give up this statement today. on capitol hill closer to reaching a tentative budget compromise to avoid a government shutdown it would cut out least $33 million in this year but it's that 23 million more than democrats ever agreed to. house committee members are debating how to hit the number of the deal might still fall through when it comes
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Mar 7, 2011 12:00pm CST
our viewers on wgn america as well as online. judy is comparing prices and joins us now from the lincoln park neighborhood with more on our top story. >> good afternoon. 4.09 the price for regular unleaded at the station. industry experts that prices will continue to climb and tapping into the oil reserves is something our president is seriously considering them up the issue of the reserve is one we are considering and is something that is only in very rare occasions. a bunch of factors have to be looked at. it is not just the price. . >> pump prices went up 33¢ in just two weeks which is the second-biggest spike ever the other one being after hurricane katrina. according to latest surveys the national survey is 3.51 and is about 3.75 in chicago but many local stations are closer to the $4 market not over. the oil reserve as more than 700 million bar. of oil and was created in response to the oil embargo during the 1970's. with the some of the oil after the first gulf war after hearst's king gustav and working katrina. . >> the problem is we need to solve the problem or spending
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Mar 7, 2011 9:00pm CST
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Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm CST
occurred in rwanda and for example maintaining 24 hour surveillance of the situation there for us to have some sort of color system. if you start seeing defenseless civilians a piece of civilians being massacred by gaddafi's forces. obviously we're going to have to look at what develops on the ground on a case by case basis and i do not want to generalize right now and say that is what is happening and we're prepared to step in. it will require some a of questions and they're difficult ones. we have sent a clear warning to adopt the government that they will be held accountable particularly when it comes to assaulting civilians. some of the rhetoric that you see for example the idea that they will be going door to door hunting for people were participating in protest. that implied a sort of a lack of restraint and ruthlessness that i think is erases our intent. as i said before we need to continue to monitor the situation and matching attractions with what we think will help pull on the ground and sustain it. we have to do so in consultation with the international community. you agre
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Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm CDT
recounted. derrion albert said grandfather had this to say. >> it don't help us. he still gets a graduate from high school. derrion cannot graduate. shannon's family credit that sentence and. a third defendant a minor the time the incident was sentenced to a juvenile detention center in his 21st birthday. >> red hat debate over coal power plants on the west side. the 25th board may ending end up paying a political price. >> on the front line of work reporter forced to take cover when rebel fighter he was under came under fire. >> how much longer for the chilly temperatures? >> so, at our company we pay about the same, even though i'm a great driver and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits so you can save money. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or click today. sam higgins? you have frequent heartburn, right? yeah. well we're the two active ingredients in zegerid otc. i
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00pm CDT
her work as well. tammy >> caterpillar staying would be great for us yount similar concerns that the neighboring rochdale for 65 years they have watched steel mills closed. >> just to know that we have people here that have family to support to, they want to see the community growling, we have been here since 1946. >> 23,000 caterpillar employees across the state could be hurt if the company moved and an untold number of businesses. a spokesperson says that if it stays illinois tax increase will cost it an additional $40 million this year. caterpillar ceo has told gov quinn that they wantthe spot the state is headed is not favorable for business. >> a man saved from a fiery death with just seconds to spare received the opportunity to thank his saber in public today. he was driving on i 55 on tuesday an off-duty chicago police officer spotted smoke billowing from the park man in ran down and found him trying to save his welding equipment including several oxygen tanks. he had his moments before the van burst into flames. today him and his wife expressed their gratitude. >> looking at
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00pm CST
signing is not with its opponents as well. the death penalty is a useful tool. . >> there were expectations that on friday the governor was quinn to sign its. there were indications that he was even where to look to western university with a wrongful prosecution school that has brought many of these issues involving inmates wrongfully sentenced to death came from. but of course with the controversy of western . >> your dead talk about this before he is a long supporter of the death penalty. what was the purpose of the weight? . >> i don't think he ever expected that the legislature would send him a bill to repeal the death penalty. we look at everything that was on the plate for legislators including a big income tax increase i don't think he thought that bill was ever born to get his desk. he did take some time with it but he did talk uduring the campaig. , in your reporting as you look across the country is there something that we may see more of another state? . >> this would be the third state in three years that looked at to repeal the death penalty. and frankly there's an
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Mar 6, 2011 9:00pm CST
building. >> we couldn't tell whether was on the floor with us or not so we try to get out of there very quickly. >> we searched the entire building all the way to the top. and we moved about 13 people. >> visibly shaken employees made their way out. >> the elevators were not working and we went on the air way. >> smoke spread to neighboring businesses and two employees were taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. a firefighter suffered a minor shoulder injury but is expected to be ok. >the cause of the fire is under investigation as our claims of the building's fire alarm system which supposedly never went off. >> one person was killed and three others were wounded in a gang-related shooting at a birthday party on the west side. it happens in an apartment building just before midnight last night. 18 year-old devin dire was killed. the woman who had direct it was hospitalized and is in stable condition and also hospitalized in critical condition and police say is that it does not appear that an arrest will be made. car and early morning car crash has left one person dead a
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Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm CDT
meltdown. good afternoon and steve. >> 9 dina welcome our viewers across the country and watching us on the web. official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami now stands at more than 1800 but the number will rise as rescuers reach more hard hit areas. a news agency reports about 2000 bodies were found in just two areas on the northeast coast today. one of those areas about 10,000 people are still missing. the full extent of the disastrous aftermath is not yet clear but it to be the most extensive expensive quicken history. experts say that losses from the quake tsunami in fire wall " that least $100 billion. . >> major complications pleading three reactors at a nuclear power plant and that is raising fears of a meltdown. another reactor lost its cooling capabilities after a blast at the building containing the no. 3 reactor. 200,000 people have been evacuated from that area. power plant workers have been tried to cool down their nuclear reactors would see water experts say that will cause so much damage those reactors can never be used again. . >> each of these reactors have a unique
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Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm CST
should do it? we have jennifer from the tribune to break this down for us about what is easy and what is not?. >> a lot more complicated than we thought we had a wonderful article breaking down what is in tails and a lot of factors to consider. you have devices and what does it mean when you get internet tv? you have to get a box and these prices are very different. apple tv was the most user friendly and as youtube built than boxybox you can share folders with other users and some have hulu and amazon involved and you look this up your home television you could only watch one device at one time so few teenagers with something else they cannot even watch it on their hand-held device because the internet will be used at the moment. . >> still in its infancy and a lot will have to be done to make this more sophisticated. >> all of these different computing devices we know people are going there but not quite as easy as cable. if you go with cable he paid between 70 and a hundred dollars per month but how you watch your tv? the watch the news? the watch march madness? there is no li
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Mar 26, 2011 10:00pm CDT
the tsunami seawater has been used to cool the plant but it contains salts which is damaging the reactor units the u.s. navy should arrive shortly and began pumping fresh water into the damage reactors. japan is urging the tokyo electric co. to be more transparent about the information about the reactors. it is causing people to suffer skin burns from highly radioactive water. >> the situation at the nuclear power plants is still unpredictable. we are trying to prevent it from getting worse we cannot allow ourselves to be optimistic. >> levels of radioactive iodine in sea water up to 19 mi. offshore are 5 to 1200 times higher than normal. there may be some sort of leakage directly into the ocean. the crisis was weighing heavily on the minds of dozens of people who offered their help today at fund-raisers in chicago. >> both fund-raisers today brought out a small crowds but they had big hearts. the japanese american service committee combined classical japanese bands with a bake sale to raise money for tsunami victims. this man performed the kabuki dance she danced in sendai. >> y
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00pm CST
heavy shakes. the . >> can you tell us what you saw were you able to walk around it? . >> my surroundings weren't as bad as what was being seen on the news. when i got back home there were a few things broken. but for the most part i think the major thing that affected everyone wasn't the phone's been out. it wa. >> thought about how you helped the kids in the class that you are and at the time of the quake amonte being from the midwest we usually don't have a lot of earthquakes. it was definitely my first big one so i was naturally in shock. i just had to gather the children together and keep them as, and quiet as a pot possible.possible. . >> or parents able to come and get those children? . >> yes and they were able to get to their parents and the kids are doing fine thing gayle . >you. dozens of people have fled their homes along the state's coast but so far just to towns in northern california seem to be suffering of the damage. and at least five people were swept out to the sea by the tsunami four were rescued one manager and the wade while taking pictures in the oregon
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Mar 9, 2011 12:00pm CST
prosecution of this case would be irresponsible use of taxpayer funds. the government is supposed to cover the costs of the retrial but federal funds were exhausted last month. the first trial cost nearly $3 million and blagojevich faces 20 charges include one that he tried to sell the senate seat vacated by obama. some of these carry a 20 year prison sentence. joining us is legal analyst terry sullivan. talks about an agreement with the government and is this part of it?. >> i am quite sure from what has happened that in fact the government of will probably serve this some time after it was filed and i am sure that they're not yet part of any agreement there could have been one of an agreement for them to accept him and sentenced for five years but if you read this motion and then throw the rest of the stuff but this says he's not leading to anything and it says that in fact he was beset it's now which will be interesting as to whether or not the judge will do it because it is unclear if someone has the right to be sentenced now. . >> talking about money was making impossible for blagojev
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00pm CDT
-fiction movie both accused of illegally using a laser it chronic national problem at airports . >> a problem that's getting increasingly worse police said the couple signed a green laser into the cockpit of a commercial airplane. later they turned laser on to a police helicopter that came to investigate. both charged with two counts of shining laser pointer at a police officer and a commercial plane. the pilot notified the control tower who called police. a police chopper was sent to investigate and the pair then used that same laser to shine at the police helicopter. authorities were able to locate the laser to the 600th block. the plane landed safely and no one was injured but authorities say cases like this are becoming more and more common. the bond was set for hollinger thousand dollars of the woman was released we are learning more ae death of the owner of the chicago sun-times. it cut county medical examiner says that he died of an air embolism shortly after a dialysis catheter was extracted from his body. his death was ruled an accident he suffered from diabetes and he was di
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00pm CDT
double word. central business district. we have made it work for us for years. >> bad idea. >> great idea. >> >> a manual says streamline government is an idea he heard over and over on the campaign trail. it is just one idea of many key one civic leaders to start kicking around. >> changes you make in reforming it so we can do a better job. >> hard to argue. taxpayers spend just shy of $20 million a year to maintain the current 50 alderman. >> we want to hear from you. you think the number of all the men in chicago should be cut? >> clear message sent to cardinal francis george today. 20 minister is making that request it. the talk is the new date would be as president of leo catholic high school. ministers in this is on the >> south side not >> of us have worked with of our over the years. we all know he is a profound christian witness. an effective passer. >> he did attend today's event said he appreciated the minister's support. >> millions of people across the country still like tonight but they are dreaming >>> dreaming of winning tonight's 312 lottery jackpot. >> it
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Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm CDT
welcome our viewers around the country and wgn america and watching us on the web. japan's prime minister calls the situation grave and serious. officials say a suspected brake in the core and one reactor would be a major setback at this facility. the prime minister expressed sympathy for three workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation. . >> in tokyo and osaka and other areas of japan. risking their life to engage in a variety of activities i would like to show my sincere respect and gratitude for their efforts. . >> the military ship is bringing in fresh water to lower temperatures and prevent further emission of radioactive materials. the nation's death toll as of over 10,000 in more than 17,000 people are still missing. this afternoon illinois senators turban and kirk and and safety in illinois. of the working nuclear reactors in six sites more than any other states and it's about half of its electricity from nuclear power. >> of france's to clear the air space under control this afternoon after nato agreed to take command of the no-fly
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Mar 5, 2011 9:00pm CST
allow us to do our jobs on a daily basis. >> shields takes over the job next month. >> cook county voters put him out of work now, stroke or is ready to walk the unemployment line. the county is fighting the claim, they say that he is not eligible to collect unemployment for wages that he made as an elected official. he left office one toni peck winchell won the general election. >> of all the things you can feel what would you pick someone's legs? >> how costco could help you get ready for the big day. >> marty brest celebrations are under way. having something stolen from you can be a devastating experience, especially when it is a body part. his $7,500 prosthetic leg was stolen when he left to go take a test ride on a 4 wheeler. history reached the prosthetics company which made the leg and they have decided to donate a replacement. >> i was extremely excited. >> i got into the field where i could do something to help people, and this is my opportunity to do something for a nice guy and a guy that deserves it. >> turner lost his leg in a 1985 motorcycle accident and his new leg
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm CDT
to intensify your smoky eye. as the students tell us is a success story. . >> the cure for that who wept when where why and how. >> a first-year teacher making headlines in odor dame high school for girls. . >> the easiest thing to identify a new story. >> she expects us to meet her requirement and they really risen to the occasion answered making some great work and excited to come to class. >> how excited are they?. >> i love this feature. . >> aquino 8 byline is?. >> she is all about teaching english literature and composition for the computer age. . >> facebook has a new speed. . >> she's innovative and she uses technology to help us understand everything. >> i bring in all technology that it can i want everyone to be interested in it because it is cold new and relevant. . >> i feel like i can do things that i did not realize i could. . >> helping your students to step outside the classroom to. . >> very proud of being irish so she had a group where she talked ivars dancing to show something that we did not really know. it is pretty awesome to get this order experience. . >> dan
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Mar 13, 2011 9:00pm CDT
aftershock and things were falling off, it was scary because there was a policeman who was telling us run over there! >> the visitors to tokyo said that they were very impressed with how, prepared the residents were. fipple the survival kits. >> chicagoans are looking for ways to help including a suburban couple trying to contact all missionaries in japan at the lakeside church of chicago. they are praying for those that work with and tracking the whereabouts of many on-line. he is currently taking a year off in chicago although he is a missionary in japan. >> we have tons of kids and parents there and staff people. >> it is a real to watch it on tv, the tragedy, you feel helpless. i wish we were in japan right now because we would go up and help. >> the organization paul works with has established a relief fund and you can go to send. org to make a financial contribution. >> if you intend to help in the earthquake relief efforts be careful who you fund. the better business bureau is warning people to be cautious when choosing a relief organization because fraudulent charity is often
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Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm CDT
president tells us why but it is not good enough for several people on capitol hill. >> top stories seen around the country. the tone for u.s. engagement. the president's nationally televised speech on libya. from the national defense university in washington president obama addressed the nation monday night to clarify the purpose of the u.s. mission in libya. >> when our interests and values are at stake we have a responsibility to act. that is what has happened in libya. >> the explanation comes more than one week after the u.s. military and coalition of allies began military action to enforce the united nations no- fly zone in the civil war-torn country. president obama explains actions the united states has taken to protect the libyan people from the brutality of muammar gaddafi. >> we will deny the regime arms, cut off its cash and assist the opposition. we will work with other nations to hasten the day when he leaves power. >> republicans and democrats have leave criticize the president's plan. >> these concerns and questions are equally relevant in the senate and congress since it
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Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm CST
warn that there are important seek the questions that must be answered about the long-term use of ibuprofen. about 500 cough and cold medicines or remove from pharmacy shelves. health officials say the prescription jogs had not been evaluated properly for safety and effectiveness. they may be riskier to take them approved over-the-counter drugs that have the same condition. many of these have been on the market illegally for years. you may want to think twice before grabbing the shopping cart. wiped it down or something. a new study find the car handles are covered in fecal matter and e coli. the university of arizona says flu viruses can survive up to three days on a dollar bill and so phones or your doctor's necktie and library books all covered in germs. . >> a shortage of demo what is being done about it. the tribune health reporter bruce joining us. what is going on here?. >> we have flu spiking right now across the country here at the peak of flu season situations in 44 states which where a drug that is why the given once people get the float is any major shortage. we have a
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Mar 17, 2011 9:00pm CDT
investigated. a 1998 police returned to the permit building using a router company to scan the ground policed set up a tarp and began to date. when he worked in the apartment building of the shed was not there you get a sense of the backyard is this is where the chicago police department the tools back in 1998. they say all they found was a class marble a sauce pan and some wire appeared as far as they were concerned the case was closed. they received a letter the president of the u.sr company writes " any proper investigation the authorities would have been more willing to escalate any possibility. it strikes me quite ipaaudit that e ignored interest in the casey cs renewed when a web site called shatter reports dot com there'sc evidence to believe that the possibility exists that he remains a bird in the arctic and blacktop i believe there a birdie human remains located at west miami. . >> what was done in such secrecy even to me it was something that i wondered about that then pared he thinks that police were afraid of bad publicity. he says he came forward after all these years because he
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Mar 1, 2011 9:00pm CST
. . >> heller told us tonight that his main goal is to primarily get the chicago police and are ready for summer it's busy ibust season. as for jody he is known for some time that his days are numbered year the department he said when his job dividend he intended to do something else but then he left it . >> falling ice from several buildings. an off-duty fire paramedic was injured when a chunk of ice fell from the water tower wil. right now in serious condition but is expected to recover. reports of falling ice from others by credit scribers that crewsky scrapers led crewso shut down streets. . >> many senate democrats and fled wisconsin's capital battle over collective bargaining what the budget speech and a mall along with wgn is tom kevin . >> this is why it's so vitally important the senate democrat to come home and do their jobs . >> by 90% . >> built a wall wisconsin senator some of the many ways watching their governmengovernon unlikely venue. . >> and may be comfortable but it may not pierce the capital after wisconsin state democrats somewhat less likely to be going ho
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00pm CDT
looking very seriously at what happens in japan and if we get information that tells us that there is a safety issue will take action on that immediately . >> the picture is becoming clear tonight that those hundred and 80 workers are pumping hundred 8see water. . >> investigators are not like what they are seen in japan. . >> father michael nunn across of the country for his fiery and controversial sermons and for his great success. there are reports that cardinal francis george asked the father to leave and take over a catholic high school which is just a few blocks from the church. those reports have not been confirmed. and today the father refused our request for an interview. . >> than the grass is president of the highest one has nothing but good things to say about father flavor.the father. he ale school is struggling with enrollments. he said the fall freshman class is the biggest that they've had in 12 years. i me. >> a grim discovery the decomposed body of an elderly woman and her grown son found in their oakland home. neighbors have not seen the woman and a week. inside they
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Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm CDT
used steroids. she told the jury that bonds clinton elbow injury on stories. some of his old teammates and other baseball players expected to testify about their ties to his personal trainer. he's in jail on contempt of court for refusing to testify. the price increases coming to a major fast-food chain. . >> paying more for less of a grocery store and you may not realize it. . >> ahead in lunch break. adding flavor to your dish and making catchable tenor. using guinness for a traditional shepherd's pie. nobody in my family ever had a heart attack. if anything, i thought i'd get hit by a bus, but not a heart. all of a sudden, it's like an earthquake going off in your body. my doctor put me on an aspirin regimen to help protect my life. [ male announcer ] aspirin is not appropriate for everyone. so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. to my friends, i say, you know check with your doctor 'cause it can happen to anybody. [ male announcer ] be ready if a heart attack strikes. donate $5 to womenheart at iamproheart.com and we'll send you this bayer
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm CDT
steve. >> i'm tanya and we welcome our viewers watching us on wgn america and on the web. juliasn is live with the latest. >> thank you. detectives say they have a number of surveillance video is that they are reviewing and so far no word on any suspects in custody. all we have the discipline in time is that he is somewhere between the ages of 17 and 30 and he was seen wearing a black jacket with the letters ws on the back. continue searching for witnesses and the suspect those who knew her coming to the scene of the tragedy. the fullerton el station trying to come with terms with a loss that my mother to everyone in my wife were shocked and she treated our kids like their our own. >> she would be very mess. . >> happened monday afternoon at 415 police say a fee to snatch stand iphone and then collided with her on the stairs sending her tumbling down. she was rushed to advocate medical center and died from injuries to her head from the fall. . >> it makes no sense. . >> understandably her family is in shock. . >> unbelievable that someone can do this over a stupid phone. . >> ironica
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm CDT
'll shine. pop-tarts. made for fun. the use of a nuclear disaster increase in japan after later reactor reached at a power plant. good afternoon i'm steve. >> i'm dina coming our viewers on wgn america and watching us on the web. latest developments in japan our top story. the interest levels of radiation escaped from the nuclear power plant to date after the third explosion and buyers on saturday. authorities warned people living within 20 mi. to stay indoors and not drinkwater. rhodesian level readings have not decrease at the plant. . >> up we need now for everyone to move out of the 20 km radius from the no. 1 plant. we would like to ask you to remain indoors at home or in your offices. >> as the crisis deepens damage to nuclear plants stocks are plummeting in japan for the second straight day over concerns that the earth quicken tsunami could have a prolonged effect on the nation's economy them out the death toll in japan from the magnitude 9 earthquake in tsunami is soaring. more than 3300 are confirmed dead and 2000 injured more than 6700 are still missing. cold weather i
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm CDT
watching us on the web. did the national police agency reports over 5400 rat confirmed dead and more than 2400 listed as injured and more than 9000 people reported missing japan use helicopters fire trucks and water cannons to or water on the no. 3 reactor at the fukushima power plant. efforts will continue throughout the night to keep the reactor and a pool of spent fuel rods from overheating. officials working to resolve cooling problems at four of the six reactors ever since there were damaged by the earthquake. >> based on the operations we believe that it will help to cool down and based on the data we will receive from the government task force will be able to verify whether the mission has been met with success. >> international atomic energy commission says at least 20 people have fallen ill because of possible radiation poisoning in addition to 19 injured and two missing at the fukushima power plant them up boosting american citizens removing them from the aftermath of the tsunami. the state department will be making charter flights available to about 600 animals of u.s. governme
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Mar 10, 2011 9:00pm CST
did anything illegal jered . >> we follow paul allows us to move forward with these reforms that are indeed fiscal . >> it isn't exactly clear when these democratic senators will return to wisconsin. they say it depends on whether or not the senate officially adjourned spirit they say usually that happens on friday. presumably of it happens to more they could return as soon as saturday. they say they would like to return at the same time i met in indiana and estimated 8000 pearl year to protest the alleged legislation , it was called a we are in the inner rally organized. republicans say their action is needed to balance the budget on like wisconsin indiana's constitution requires . >> and cut, union officials and workers have agreed to a take 10 unpaid days off to prevent layoffs. , balancing a $3 billion county budget didn't come easy. tonight that number has nearly been slashed in half as union members make sacrifices to keep their brothers working. executive director of the a f f say said that it was a tough call for the members already struggling with economic times. five of tho
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Mar 4, 2011 12:00pm CST
you were used to controversy but professor bailey says he does not enjoy being attacked and he says to the tribune he is not ready to say his regrets about what happened. >> he tells the paper that " if i say i shouldn't have done this it's because this could have been avoided not because someone was harmed " he says he feels a nail through his skin right now. bailey is a popular professor and has taught sexual ellery since 1994. after class on february 21st about 100 students out of the 600 in the class stayed for an optional session and did a sex toy demonstration was performed. bailey says he was surprised and hesitated but he could not come up with a good reason to not allow the demonstration appeared northwestern university art initially stayed by bailey to for the advancement of knowledge but on thursday at the university changed its position as the president stated his position saying the he was troubled and disappointed and said bailey short court judgment and an investigation will be launched. bailey says no students have complained to him. it was said to be appropriate in
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Mar 19, 2011 9:00pm CDT
use the internet. they left to japan in mid january and have been training with the u.s. navy since then. >> how hundreds are responding to a deadly shooting spree in arizona. and cardinal george meets with the faithful. >> [ robin ] quality and reliability are more than words here. it's personal. i have diabetes. so i'm proud to manufacture the accu-chek aviva meters and test strips here in the usa. and now we put a prescription discount card in every box so you'll pay no more than $15 on test strips, which is a true american value for people with diabetes like me. [ male announcer ] accu-chek aviva. born in the usa. with the velocity of a 1-ghz dual core processor, 3-d graphics engine, gyroscope, and a widescreen hd display. grab it and it grabs you. only at verizon. fixing the name. it's fiber none. looks like one. well, i know. i put an "n" there. ah! fiber one honey clusters cereal! that's really good! it tastes good, so there can't be fiber in it! it's actually got about half a day's worth of fiber. [ asst mgr ] it says so right on the box. [ fiber seeker ] really? try it. [ m
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Mar 15, 2011 9:00pm CDT
will always be messed in our lives. the thing will live with us forever in our hearts of . >> shaun gayle explained he worked with investigators at length. he explains how he was on a great deal of pressure to trap yang. as far as he goes he does not know what's next. she will be back in court april 29th where she faces sentencing . >> still to come and look at the wrist that damages and some of the myths that come along with a leak or a meltdown also some lawmakers began looking to smokers as a way to raise money. tom skilling explains how the sun will be peeking through. this is a strawberry pop-tart. and this is the warm fresh baked taste... of a strawberry toaster strudel. see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel. the one kids want to eat. than listening there'to our favorite songs. there's nothing we love more than listening to our favorite songs. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh cones can dry out quickly. that's why there's the febreze set & refresh. 1
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Feb 28, 2011 9:00pm CST
consequences out that i don't think any of us wants to see in the state of wisconsin. . >> the deadline is tomorrow. walker also threatening layoffs if the democratic governors don't return . >> with the current budget running out on friday and a government shot off looming house republicans have proposed a temporary to week budget. and in the middle of all these budget issues president obama vice president biden and their wives hosted the nation's governors today it was a more casual of debt. governors were worried about what happened when the federal stimulus money runs out. there were also concerned about the federal government shutting down if there wait is o new budget plan . >> and the president also of the size is the steps he's taken to reduce spending say it's crucial for investment and infrastructure and education . >> bernie made off says that he knows who iis really to blame. charlie sheen all lows on his detractors [ asst mgr ] what are you doing? fixing the name. it's fiber none. looks like one. well, i know. i put an "n" there. ah! fiber one honey clusters cereal! that's rea
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Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm CST
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm CDT
emperor is used for a time of war. he said japan is going through its worst crisis since world war two. for the latest stay with wgn or logo find marni yang guilty in the murder of rohni writer. she sat stonefaced as the jury handed down the verdict. charges a possible mandatory life sentence in prison. the family said the justice has been served. she will be sentenced april 29th.6 3 former police commander reports to prison this week. he will serve four and a half years for lying about suspects tortured under his watch. his lawyers are worried about his health. his 63 years old and has prostate cancer. >> a fire broke out in a victorian house. it happened6 ct started on the second floor but no one was inside. it was under construction to open as a museum later this year. they put the6 damage is estimated $800,000. no one was injured. >> new details in the death of a notre dame students. he died last fall while filming the football team practice. he was on a lift and a powerful gust of wind blew it over. they found the football team was worried about the wind it initially capped an
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Mar 4, 2011 9:00pm CST
in quite a large number of jobs overalover 1800.. >> tell us what you think do latest employment numbers make you more optimistic. in text libya remains divided the midst of a bloody fighting when muamar gaddafi charges the west. the overall goals itanks were de capital as the government clamped down rebels reportedly capturing the eastern oil town. cnn reports of bloody clashes in another city. but doctors selling of a river of blood 15 dead and more wounded. wisconsin gov. scott walker has unifienot. in milwaukee says it does not spell it just the money could be laid off. unionized public employees may be let go walkers latest move 15 day delay gives ae cut back on their budget president tzepos will do to pump more money to schools. he visited students at a miami high school to producdefending his 2l budget. . >> the single most important things in that company's american for our highly skilled and highly educated workers. that's what they're looking for. . >> and president obama received less and robotics and miami center when he was there. h,. >> arkansas governor says that h
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Mar 12, 2011 9:30pm CST
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Mar 2, 2011 9:00pm CST
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